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Our summer art camp is designed for youth to explore a variety of visual and digital art and cultivate creativity. Students will develop new skills and techniques in sculpture, film, painting, digital drawing, graphic design and more! Using traditional mediums and iPads/pencils for each student, these camps are for ages 11-18. Each in-person camp will have a maximum of 10 students, following state safety regulations and protocols.

 

Our instructors are working artists with extensive experience teaching art to youth and have crafted the program to allow kids the flexibility and freedom to be creative, have fun, and learn techniques that they can use in the future.

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Session 1: ACRYLIC PAINTING & MOSAIC

Jul 20, 21, 22, 23 from 1-5 pm

Instructors: Will Paradis and Deeja Sol-Moon

 

This week starts with a day creating mosaics and then three days of acrylic painting. Working with a variety of recycled materials, students will create mosaics on large 24"x36" boards. They will then engage in a hands-on color mixing exercise that establishes foundational components that they can use in whatever way they desire. An exploration of abstract art, highlighting imaginative play and creativity, allows students to paint freely while understanding pattern and form. Afterwards, students will be introduced to the concept of landscape drawing and painting through time and place. They will paint an abstract landscape, a fantasy place in their minds, looking at shapes and forms that relate to nature. Later they will work on representative landscape, and work with perspective, color scaling and composition. The week rounds out with a group painting exercise and time for students to do their own painting, using skills developed through the camp. For more information, click our art camp's Detailed Curriculum link below!


 

Session 2: SHORT FILMMAKING

July 27, 28, 29, 30 from 1-5 pm

Instructor: Quint Iverson

 

Students will get a brief overview of the art of film and split up into two groups of five students each, as they form two production companies and brainstorm film ideas and plot points. They will develop a short screenplay, props, scout locations (in the building) and produce a short film, with students participating as actors, director of photography, light/sound etc. Each student will take footage and edit their own version of the short, learn how to export, and finish the camp with the first Emerald Art Center film festival! This will be for students only, and shorts can be uploaded electronically for students to share at home. For more information, click on our art camp's Detailed Curriculum link below!

 

Session 3: SCULPTURE, PRINTMAKING, ANIMATION  (Sorry, this class is full...)

Aug 3, 4, 5, 6 from 1-5 pm

Instructor: Jess LaMotte

 

This week starts with polymer clay sculpture, beginning with loose gestures and building to more detailed work. Towards the end of the class, students will engage in collaborative brainstorming to create a final sculpture theme incorporating their various creations. Then, students will be introduced to a variety of printmaking (lithography, relief, etching etc) and create their own monoprints.They will later design, carve and create their own blocks to make multiple prints, using both the monoprints and a variety of papers. Beginning mid-week, the camp will focus on animation! Students learn about analog and digital animation, frame rates, and make a zoetrope. They will later work in small groups to draft a rough storyboard, create components with paper and/or clay, and create a short stop-motion animation. On the final day, students will learn behind-the-scenes curation and gallery presentation. They will select, mat their prints, make didactics for their creations, and discuss other components of their exhibit. For more information, click our art camp's Detailed Curriculum link below!

 

Session 4: DRAWING, COLLAGE, FOUND OBJECT ART

Aug 3, 4, 5, 6 from 1-5 pm

Instructor: Will Paradis

 

Students will work with traditional mediums and iPads/pencils to learn and play with  perspective, proportions, and different drawing techniques. An exploration of paper collage will follow! Utilizing magazines along with digital images/photography with the iPad, students will create scenes and self-portraits, with a focus on self-expression. Later in the week, we will delve into hands-on 3D art: mask making and using found objects. Students will build masks and later, explore funny and unique instruments through history, building their own instrument with recycled materials. This fun assortment of mediums with an emphasis on discovery and creativity is at the heart of this week. Students will get to choose one piece they would like to exhibit at the end of this camp. For more information, click on our art camp's Detailed Curriculum link below!

 

 

Session 5: ACRYLIC PAINTING: ABSTRACT, LANDSCAPE, FIGURATIVE (Sorry, this class is full...)

Aug 10, 11, 12, 13 from 1-5 pm

Instructor: Will Paradis 

 

This week is all about painting! Students will engage in a hands-on color mixing exercise that establishes foundational components that they can use in whatever way they desire. An exploration of abstract art, highlighting imaginative play and creativity, allows students to paint freely while understanding pattern and form. Afterwards, students will be introduced to the concept of landscape drawing and painting through time and place. They will paint an abstract landscape, a fantasy place in their minds, looking at shapes and forms that relate to nature. They will work on representative landscape, perspective, color scaling and composition. Students will also play with figurative art, working with the basics of body part proportions and their relationships in space. They will touch on concepts related to portraiture and animal subjects. Finally, students explore expressive and abstract interpretations of the figure, painting self portraits based on feelings and interests rather than physical features, and explore expressive and fun ways to portray people in art. The camp ends with a short collaborative painting exercise, reviewing pieces, selection, curation and exhibition discussions. For more information, click on our art camp's Detailed Curriculum link below!

 

 

Session 6: DESIGN & DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION (Sorry, this class is full...)

Aug 10, 11, 12, 13 from 1-5 pm

Instructors: Gerta Egy and Olive DelSol

 

This camp delves deep into Procreate, loved by creative professionals and aspiring artists alike. This app is the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration app on the iPad, and it's super fun. Through the week, students will learn foundations in design such as line, shape, form, texture and balance, and explore composition and color theory. Students will engage in short gestures and develop illustrations, be introduced to graphic components and terminology, and print their full color digital illustrations. They will discuss gallery exhibitions, review work and select one of their pieces to matte, frame and exhibit. For more information, click on our art camp's Detailed Curriculum link below!

 

Session 7: GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL ART (Sorry, this class is full...)

Aug 17, 18, 19, 20 from 1-5 pm

Instructor: Krista Raasch

 

This camp explores digital art tools and graphic design, using apps such as Procreate, loved by creative professionals and aspiring artists alike. This app is the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration app on the iPad, and it's super fun. Students will make their own font library, magazine or book cover and graphic novel page or storyboard art! They will learn about layout, composition, type components, and get to create their own digital character and storyboard! At the end of the camp, students can delve deeper into their current projects or make a new poster, (ie, band poster, art poster). They will take home several 11x17" full color posters, review work as a group, and select one piece to matte, frame and prepare for exhibit in a gallery show. For more information, click on our art camp's Detailed Curriculum link below!


 

Session 8: GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL ART (Sorry, this class is full...)

Aug 24, 25, 26, 27 from 1-5 pm

Instructor: Deeja Sol-Moon

 

This camp explores digital art tools and graphic design, using apps such as Procreate, loved by creative professionals and aspiring artists alike. This app is the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration app on the iPad, and it's super fun. Students will make their own font library, magazine or book cover and graphic novel page or storyboard art! They will learn about layout, composition, type components, and get to create their own digital character and storyboard! At the end of the camp, students can delve deeper into their current projects or make a new poster, (ie, band poster, art poster). They will take home several 11x17" full color posters, review work as a group, and select one piece to matte, frame and prepare for exhibit in a gallery show. For more information, click on our art camp's Detailed Curriculum link below!

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Click here to REGISTER or to view our art camp's DETAILED CURRICULUM for each session!

 

REGISTRATION FEES:

 

  • Full 2 Week Session, Regular $280
     

  • Full 1 Week Session, Regular $160

 

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